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The following are the key proposals outlined by the Central Council for Education:

1) Class size and the number of teachers in each subject should be determined at the prefectural and municipal levels;

2) Principals should be given more authority in making personnel and budgetary decisions;

3) People with over 10 years of educational experience should be able to serve as principals and vice principals without teaching licenses;

4) School district designations should be relaxed;

5) Teachers should be allowed to take time off for self-improvement purposes;

6) Local educational councils should be set up to reflect the voice of the community.

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